12 Under 35: Marguerite Zabar Mariscal, CEO, Momofuku

Age: 30 Beginning as a company intern, Marguerite Zabar Mariscal, 30, rose to the rank of CEO of Momofuku in just eight years. During her tenure with the Asian-American restaurant empire, Mariscal has challenged how things were done, questioned practices like the company’s lack of proactive marketing, and done “a lot of jobs that weren’tRead More

Mercado Little Spain Accused of Underpaying Staff

A lawsuit filed by a bartender claims that José Andrés is underpaying his staff at the Hudson Yards Spanish food market, Mercado Little Spain, reports Eater. Tina Braunstein claims that since she began working at the food hall in April, she has been paid an hourly rate under minimum wage. Mercado Little Spain denies the allegations.Read More

José Andrés Accused of Underpaying Little Mercado Staff

A lawsuit filed by a bartender claims that José Andrés is underpaying his staff at the Hudson Yards Spanish food market, Mercado Little Spain, reports Eater. Tina Braunstein claims that since she began working at the food hall in April, she has been paid an hourly rate under minimum wage. Mercado Little Spain denies the allegations.Read More

Deliveroo Aims to Install Virtual Kitchens Internationally

Deliveroo founder Will Shu wants to replace consumer kitchens with “cloud” or virtual kitchens, that can be set up anywhere for a fraction of the cost of restaurant kitchens, reports Forbes. In addition, leaked investor slides reportedly reveal Deliveroo’s plans to cut down food costs by launching its own food offerings. Trials of these kitchens,Read More

SFA Leadership Awards Nominations Are Open

Nominations are now open for the 2020 Leadership Awards. These awards honor Specialty Food Association members who are transforming the way our industry does business in these areas: Citizenship – Individual has improved the lives of people and communities by advancing environmental and social sustainability knowledge and practices and/or making exceptional contributions of financial, personal, and other resourcesRead More

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